Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils Blends

7 Powerful Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils Blends to Make You Look and Feel Better

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Lemon and lavender are two of the most popular oils used to improve the aspect of the skin. They’re also good at improving people’s moods and help them relax more often. It is easy and affordable to enjoy the benefits of Lemon and Lavender essential oils blends too.

 

In this article, you will learn about the properties and benefits of both Lemon and Lavender oils. See why they’re so popular and how they can help your body and mind relax and feel better. What’s probably more important is the list of blends with Lemon and Lavender essential oils for you to try right away.

 

There are many ways to use these oils. They can be diffused, inhaled or applied on the skin. The choice is yours, and it only requires a small amount of oil to feel its effects in an instant. I mean, who doesn’t love the smell of freshly squeezed lemon, for instance?

 

Most people adore the specific aroma of lavender too. It’s a mix of floral, sweet and herbaceous notes. All those scents, combined together in such a wonderful essential oil! Just by inhaling that aroma and you can see yourself on those immense lavender fields.

 

If you’re a beginner in Aromatherapy, read this article on how to blend your essential oils. You will have a better understanding of the process itself and avoid many surprises along the way.

 

I promise you, it’s not complicated at all. The more you know, the better you can enjoy the benefits of a Lemon and Lavender essential oils blend.

 

Did You Know?

  • When you look at a lavender bud you can see very small hairs surrounding it. It is said that the essences and essential oils can be found in those tiny hairs.

 

Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils Blends

 

Lavender Essential Oil, Properties and Benefits

 

 

Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia

Other names: Lavandula officinalis, true lavender or garden lavender

Texture: Smooth and thin oil

Color: Clear or pale yellow

 

Lavender is part of the floral family. Its complex chemical composition is very diverse and it usually depends on the growing conditions.

 

Such conditions can be the location where lavender is grown, the altitude and the soil. Then, we have the weather, the harvest and the extraction process itself. They all play a key role in the chemical composition of lavender.

 

Please note that there are many other species, subspecies and hybrids in the Lamiaceae family, which is the family of Lavender essential oil.

 

You’ll only need Lavandula angustifolia, of the angustifolia subspecies. Look for this information on the label of your Lavender essential oil to make sure you’ve got the right oil.

 

Its chemical composition consists of:

 

  • Terpenes (30 – 40%): linalool, lavandulol, borneol and 1, 8 – cineole.
  • Esters (between 30 – 50%): linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate, lavandulyl acetate.
  • It also contains 10 – 12% monoterpenes: alpha and beta pinene, beta-ocimene, and myrcene.
  • Another 10 – 13% are ketones like camphor.

 

If you are allergic to either of these components, then lavender might trigger allergies. But Lavender essential oil is generally very well tolerated by the majority of people.

 

Most Aromatherapists say it is safe to put a drop of Lavender oil on the soles of a small child to calm him down and help him sleep. However, you should always ask for the advice of a doctor first.

 

Just to be sure, do an allergy test before using it on yourself, or on the others. Massage a drop of oil on the soft inside of the elbow and put on a bandage to keep it warm. Watch it for a few hours for any skin reactions before using it on wider skin areas.

 

If there’s no skin reaction within the next few hours, the oil is safe to be used. Lemon and Lavender essential oils blends should always be tested, for any new batch.

 

Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils Blends

 

The following properties make Lavender essential oil:

  • A good antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
  • Antifungal, disinfectant.
  • Antispasmodic
  • Pain reliever.
  • Immunity strengthener.

 

Lavender essential oil is good for the skin because:

 

  • It can calm down the swelling and the itching of an insect bite. Lavender oil is known for its repellent properties. Its scent keeps away flies, mosquitoes and other bugs.
  • It’s good against lice. You can put a few drops of Lavender essential oil on the scalp of a child, or an adult. (Use between 3 drops to 6 drops)
  • It can also prove useful against bedsores and eczema.

 

For the body and health, Lavender essential oil can:

 

  • Lower the tension and hypertension. You can mix 10 drops of Lavender oil into 1 Oz carrier oil. Put it in a small roll-on bottle and spread it onto your wrists, along the spine, or the soles of your feet.
  • Relieve menstrual pain and improve digestion through the massage of the lower abdomen.
  • Be inhaled to improve asthma and respiratory problems.
  • Be mixed with carrier oils and other essential oils (like Sage for instance), to improve and relieve muscular pain.

 

For the mind, Lavender oil can really help you improve or get rid of anxiety and stress. It can also help with insomnia. Diffuse a few drops before going to bed to enter that peaceful mood for a good sleep.

 

Lavender essential oil can be inhaled, either from the bottle or from a diffuser. It can be spritzed over a pillow or a handkerchief, or it can be diluted in a carrier oil and applied topically.

 

Some Aromatherapists say that Lavender and Tea Tree are two safe essential oils that can be used undiluted. But you never know, so I suggest you dilute it first. Plus, if any essential oil is used for a long time, it tends to get less effective as the skin gets used to it. I also recommend mixing your blends and taking regular breaks.

 

 

Depending on the recommended dose, the health condition of a person, and that person’s illnesses, one could ingest Lavender essential oil. But only if the oil is pure, organic and unadulterated! You should always get your doctor’s approval in advance. Learn how you can tell whether an essential oil is pure or not.

 

 

Did You Know?

  • Lemon juice contains high concentrations of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is the active ingredient in the plain old aspirin.

 

Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils Blends
Lemon blossoms

 

Lemon Essential Oil, Properties and Benefits

 

 

Botanical name: Citrus limonum

Other names: Lemon or Cedro oil. The latter is given to Lemon oils that have no terpenes in their composition.

Texture: thin, watery oil

Color: varies from greenish to light yellow, to dark yellow.

 

Lemon essential oil is part of the citrus family. Same as Lavender essential oil, its chemical components may vary depending on growing conditions. This fact influences the benefits and properties of the oil.

 

Its complex composition is made of:

  • 70 – 90% monoterpenes like linalool, alpha and beta-pinene, terpinene and limonene.
  • Small parts of aldehydes (2 to 3%) and coumarins. These constituents can cause skin irritation, making the oil phototoxic. This means that the skin should not be sun exposed for at least 24 hours after using a phototoxic oil.
  • Vanilla scented chemical compounds (1 – 2%).
  • Another small quantity of sesquiterpenes, between 2 to 5%.

 

Before using Lemon essential oil, do an allergy test on the soft inside of the elbow. Citrus oils that are cold pressed/expelled, contain compounds that cause the skin to become extra sensitive to sun exposure (limonene and bergapten).

 

So be careful what Lemon essential oil you buy. A steam distilled Lemon oil, however, is not phototoxic. It’s not because the two constituents are too heavy to be extracted with the help of steam.

 

If you can’t find a steam distilled oil, then there’s no point in giving up on it altogether. If the oil is cold pressed, it’s recommended that you either wait to get back from a prolonged sun exposure to use it. Or use the cold pressed citrus oil and don’t go out in the sun, unprotected for at least 24 hours.

 

If you want to use your Lemon and Lavender essential oils blends in the hot season, at least make sure the Lemon is steam distilled. Better to be safe, right?

 

Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils Blends

 

Lemon essential oil has the following properties:

 

  • It can improve the blood circulation.
  • It’s a good disinfectant.
  • It heals scars and protects against bacteria.
  • It can stimulate the liver.
  • It has revitalizing and anti-inflammatory effects.

 

 

For the body and health, the oil can:

 

  • Restore your skin’s and nails’ color back to normal.
  • Help with car sickness.
  • Restore the hair’s shininess and protect the scalp against dandruff.
  • Boost the immune system and help it fight infections and colds.
  • It can also relieve arthritic pain and cramps.
  • Improve the aspect of acne.
  • Help with digestive problems.
  • Help improve the aspect of cellulite and varicose veins. It can do so because of its ability to tighten the veins (astringent).

 

For the mind, Lemon oil can relax and stimulate it to think positive. Essential oils are known to get to the limbic system, which is responsible for unconscious thoughts, feelings and actions.

 

 

Lemon essential oil can be inhaled, diffused and applied topically. Make sure your oil is pure and unadulterated if you want to take it internally. It’s best if you seek the advice of a medic first though, and do a thorough research in advance.

 

As you can see, the two essential oils have pretty similar benefits and properties. Now imagine what could Lemon and Lavender essential oils blends do for your mind and body! This is exactly why the two go so well together: they complete each other and “unite” their abilities into a powerful blend.

 

Speaking of blends, now let’s see which of the following recipes that contain Lemon and Lavender essential oils fancy your condition.

 

Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils Blends for Mind and Body

 

These recipes refer to blends that include the two best essential oils: Lemon and Lavender. Citrus with floral essential oils go very well together. Their synergy is complementary. If you add them into a good carrier oil, you’ll get really great blends that’ll tingle your senses and improve your symptoms.

 

Recipes for the Mind

 

Recipe #1 Keep Depression at Bay

You’ll need:

  • Lavender essential oil: 5 drops
  • Lemon essential oil: 5 drops
  • Frankincense essential oil: 2 drops
  • Grapeseed carrier oil: 1 Oz. (2 tablespoons)

 

Mix well these ingredients and store them in a dark glass bottle. It can be a roll-on recipient too. Shake well before use. Apply on the temples, on the neck, wrists or spine.

 

Lemon and Lavender essential oils blends can also be used in a diffuser. For this purpose you don’t need to add the carrier oil though.

 

 

Recipe #2 Remember to Focus

You’ll need:

  • Lemon essential oil: 5 drops
  • Rosemary essential oil: 6 drops
  • Lavender essential oil: 5 drops
  • Peppermint essential oil: 6 drops
  • Jojoba base oil: 2 Oz. (4 tablespoons)

 

Mix all the ingredients well and store in a dark glass recipient. Keep it in a cool, dark place and shake the blend every time before using it. Apply on the temples or/and on the wrists.

 

Lavender and Rosemary both contain 1, 8 – cineole. It’s a constituent that stimulates the memory, while Peppermint and Lemon keep you focused and alert.

 

 

Recipe #3 Relax and Sleep Better

You’ll need:

  • Lavender essential oil: 10 drops
  • Lemon essential oil: 6 drops
  • Roman Chamomile essential oil: 8 drops
  • Sweet Almond base oil: 2 Oz. (4 tablespoons)

 

Put the blend in an airtight, dark glass bottle and store it in a cool place. Rub the blend into the key points (wrists, neck, temples, nose) whenever needed. Don’t forget to shake well before using it. Usually, Lemon and Lavender essential oils blends can help with just about everything.

 

 

Recipes for the Body

 

Recipe #4 Pain Reliever

You’ll need:

  • Sweet Marjoram essential oil: 8 drops
  • Lavender essential oil: 10 drops
  • Lemon essential oil: 10 drops
  • Eucalyptus essential oil: 8 drops
  • Tamanu base oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Sweet Almond base oil: 2 Oz. (4 tablespoons)

 

Mix all the ingredients together. As usual, keep them stored in dark glass bottles, in a cool place. Shake well before use and apply on painful areas.

 

Massage gently and then cover the place to keep it warm. Essential oils work better in a warm environment.

 

 

Recipe #5 Improve and Moisturize Eczema

You’ll need:

  • Lemon essential oil: 8 drops
  • Lavender essential oil: 8 drops
  • Roman Chamomile essential oil: 5 drops
  • Argan base oil: 1 Oz. (2 tablespoons)

 

This blend is meant to relieve the symptoms of eczema (itchiness, redness, blisters etc.). Use it on the affected area right after a warm bath (not hot), every time it’s necessary.

 

 

Recipe #6 Golden Highlights in Your Hair

You’ll need:

  • Lemon essential oil: 4 drops
  • Lavender essential oil: 4 drops
  • German Chamomile essential oil: 4 drops
  • Coconut base oil: 1 Oz. (2 tablespoons)

 

Because Lemon and Lavender essential oils blends work so well together, this particular blend will give your hair a natural shimmer and golden reflections. Put 2 or 3 drops of the mix in your palms and spread it evenly on your wet hair. Then blow it dry. It’ll look great! Don’t forget to shake the blend well before using it.

 

 

Recipe #7 Mouth Blend

You’ll need:

  • Lemon essential oil: 15 drops
  • Lavender essential oil: 15 drops
  • Spearmint essential oil: 8 drops
  • Coconut oil: 2 Oz. (4 tablespoons)

 

You can use this Lemon and Lavender essential oils blend to swish it in your mouth for a few minutes, and then spit it out. This procedure is also known as oil pulling.

 

Or you can put a few drops of the blend on your finger and massage your gums and teeth with it. It will whiten the teeth and strengthen the gums.

 

Lemon and Lavender essential oils blends are very successful blends. Both oils have similar properties. Yet they both have their own personality, which makes them complement each other that well. Lavender oil also has the advantage of going well with almost any type of blends.

 

They’re good to have around. Domestic accidents happen all the time, a cut or a scrape here, a burn there… you can use Lemon and Lavender together or separately.

 

Have you tried them together? How did they work for you? I am always excited to find out new information from other essential oils users, so feel free to share your thoughts with me.

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “7 Powerful Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils Blends to Make You Look and Feel Better

    1. Hi Manuel,

      Giving that macapuno packs about the same nutrients and properties like coconut, I’d say you can use it as long as it’s pure and unrefined. Macapuno endosperm carrier oil is a lot thicker than Coconut oil, which we already know it’s solid at room temperature.

      I haven’t yet got the chance to use it, or even find it. I hear that it’s considered a delicacy in Asian countries though.

      Hope I helped 🙂

    1. Hi Ariana,

      You can definitely use only the two or even just one, as you like.
      Undiluted for diffusions and mixed with carriers for skin applications.

      See you around! 🙂

  1. hi…I’d like to know if it’s safe to blend lemon essential oil with coconut oil…if yes…how do I blend them
    thanks.

    1. Hi Dera,

      It is perfectly safe to blend Lemon essential oil with Coconut oil. I recommend 6 – 12 drops of Lemon/Oz Coconut for face blends and 15 – 25 drops for body blends. Also, make sure the Lemon oil is steam distilled to avoid phototoxicity (sun damage on the skin).

      Hope to see you around!
      Laura

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